Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars Free NFL Picks & Week 5 Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 9/30/2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM on CBS
EverBank Field in Jacksonville
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On Sunday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2) will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4), who currently have the worst defense in the league.
The Steelers were unable to score in the fourth quarter of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday and ended up losing 27-24. Their offense held the Bucs to only 63 rushing yards, but their offense committed 13 penalties for 125 lost yards.
The Steelers are currently fourth in the league in rushing with 143.8 yards per game. Veteran wide receiver Antonio Brown is fourth in the NFL in receiving yards with 427 while also leading the Steelers with 29 receptions and five touchdowns. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has completed 68.1 percent of his passes this season for 1,092 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Jaguars' struggled continued on Sunday when they lost 33-14 to the San Diego Chargers on the road. Their defense held the Chargers to just 42 rushing yards in that game, but their offense only had 319 total yards.
The Jaguars have given up 451.3 yards per game this season, which the worst in the NFL. Through two games as the Jaguars' starting quarterback, Blake Bortles has completed 70.5 percent of his passes for 475 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Rookie wide receiver Allen Hurns has caught 12 passes for a team-leading 254 yards and three touchdowns.
Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Steelers are 1-3-0 Against the Spread
Pittsburgh Steelers are 3-1-0 against the Over/Under
Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Trends
Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-4-0 Against the Spread
Jacksonville Jaguars are 4-0-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
09/28/14 G Ramon Foster Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
09/28/14 LB Ryan Shazier Knee "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
09/23/14 LB Jarvis Jones Wrist IR - designated return
09/22/14 CB Ike Taylor Arm out indefinitely
09/04/14 LB Jordan Zumwalt Groin IR
09/29/14 WR Ace Sanders Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/29/14 WR Cecil Shorts Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/29/14 CB Dwayne Gratz Head "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/28/14 WR Marqise Lee Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/28/14 TE Mickey Shuler Illness "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
09/23/14 CB Rashaad Reynolds Hand IR
09/23/14 WR Tandon Doss Ankle IR
09/17/14 TE Marcedes Lewis Ankle IR- designated return
09/04/14 WR Justin Blackmon Suspension out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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